Interim Chair and Professor

Areas of Interest
urologic oncology, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, advanced imaging for urologic cancers


The development and implementation of imaging for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of urologic cancers is an area of great interest and expertise that Dr. Rais-Bahrami brings to UAB. He is a founding member of the Program for Personalized Prostate Cancer Care, working closely with other faculty from the UAB Departments of Urology, Radiology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Pathology. He brings experience in advanced prostate imaging, image-guided biopsy targeting techniques, and focal therapy.

Dr. Rais-Bahrami also has a strong interest in developing, improving, and employing robotic and minimally-invasive techniques for the treatment of urologic malignancies. He specializes in the management of all urologic malignancies and will see patients with prostate, kidney, adrenal, testis, bladder, ureteral, and penile cancer.

He is one of two urologists at UAB leading the Program for Personalized Prostate Cancer Care.

Research Interests

  • Improving prostate cancer detection by integrating image-guided biopsy into prostate cancer screening

  • Integrating multiparametric prostate MRI interpretation to improve selection of active surveillance candidates among patients with prostate cancer

  • Investigating the role of advanced imaging technologies to improve staging of various urologic cancers

  • Developing novel biomarkers for better risk-stratification and treatment counseling of patients with urologic diseases

Education & Training

Medical School
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine
Urologic Surgery

National Institute of Health
Urologic Oncology

Contact Information

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